These are my athletic shoes 👟 that I wear to the gym 💪 and nowhere else, which is why they still look relatively new. However, I wear dress shoes 👞 most of the time when I'm not home, so even though I received these shoes years ago, I didn't wear them until I started going to the gym. It turned out that the adhesive in my shoes turned brittle. I spent this evening repairing my shoes, removing the old adhesive, applying new adhesive, and wrapping my shoes in rubber bands to make sure the newly-adhered parts stay together. (Thanks, #ShoeGoo and a YouTube video on shoe repair that I watched a dozen times!) Now, I just have to let the glue cure for 48 to 72 hours.